It's hard to believe we're almost 1/4 of the way through 2017! Along with realizing how fast time is going, I started thinking about my goals I had for this year and realized I hit a goal slump.
To be honest, I think I even forgot what some of my goals are for this year. Life gets going, especially with kiddos, and whether it was a fitness goal, a financial goal, a personal goal - they were all falling to the back burner.
It wasn't until this morning when I was brushing my teeth, looking at my half marathon training calendar, that it hit me. It was so easy for me to let those goals fall by the wayside because I wasn't truly thinking or focusing on them daily. Now I'm not saying that every move or decision I make everyday HAS to be related to my goals, but without really taking a moment or two to make those goals a priority, it's easy to find myself at the end of the day realizing I didn't do anything to at least take one step forward towards achieving one of my goals.
I thought about writing all my goals down and having the list posted by my side of the bathroom, and while it's great to have your goals written down, for me, it almost gets a little overwhelming when I see all my goals everyday because I feel like I get bogged down by details and lose sight of what the bigger picture is. The devil is in the details - isn't that a saying?
So instead, I wrote out each goal on a separate piece of paper and put each into a super cute mason jar I dolled up (just for the occasion) and each morning, I'll pull one goal out of the jar, which then becomes my focus for the day. Whichever goal I pull out, I know I need to take at least one step towards achieving that goal that day. Whether that goal is growing my blog / FB base, becoming a better mommy by not getting frustrated with little things, growing into a better wife, maintaining my weight - I now have one to focus on for that day.
It's crazy how by doing this, I've been able to stress less about EVERY SINGLE GOAL and needing to feel like I've done something to move towards each goal every day. I've been able to focus and be intentional about my actions. It's also nice to know that I'm taking time every day for me.
If you're struggling with your goals, or looking for a way to refocus, give this a try! It doesn't have to be a mason jar in your bathroom. It can be a super cute vase, a small basket, heck it can even just be a paper cup by your side of the bed or in your home office. Just make sure it's you and it makes you excited to see what you'll be working towards that day.